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25th Jun '16 11:09:29 AM nombretomado
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* [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] in the AHDotComTheSeries episode ''The Machine'', in which Captain Dr. What (whose knowledge of how the universe works is mainly based on old movies) tries to hide from [[LawyerFriendlyCameo the]] ''[[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Vendetta]]'' in an asteroid belt, and the most knowledgeable GBW keeps trying to point out that the asteroids are too dispersed for this to work.

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* [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] in the AHDotComTheSeries ''Script/AHDotComTheSeries'' episode ''The Machine'', "The Machine", in which Captain Dr. What (whose knowledge of how the universe works is mainly based on old movies) tries to hide from [[LawyerFriendlyCameo the]] ''[[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Vendetta]]'' in an asteroid belt, and the most knowledgeable GBW keeps trying to point out that the asteroids are too dispersed for this to work.
20th Jun '16 5:00:33 PM DopperPines
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* ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' had this in one episode. Zim piloted a ship into the asteroid belt during a dogfight with Dib and it was destroyed by the asteroids. They were, respectively, piloting ''Mars and Mercury.''

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* ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' had this in one episode. Zim piloted a ship into the asteroid belt during a dogfight with Dib and it was destroyed by the asteroids. They were, respectively, piloting ''Mars and Mercury.''''[[note]]Somewhat of a JustifiedTrope due to the fact that these planets are quite large compared to the asteroids distances from each other.
14th Jun '16 9:28:57 PM Doug86
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* In the [[MarvelComics Marvel]] ''[[ComicBook/TheTransformers Transformers Generation 1]]'' comic, our solar system's asteroid field is portrayed in precisely this manner; in fact, the ''Ark'''s mission was to destroy a bunch of asteroids so that Cybertron could pass safely through.

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* In the [[MarvelComics [[Creator/MarvelComics Marvel]] ''[[ComicBook/TheTransformers Transformers Generation 1]]'' comic, our solar system's asteroid field is portrayed in precisely this manner; in fact, the ''Ark'''s mission was to destroy a bunch of asteroids so that Cybertron could pass safely through.
10th Jun '16 9:25:23 PM ais523
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* ''[[VideoGame/FTLFasterThanLight FTL: Faster Than Light]]'' has this as a relatively common hazard to deal with during battles. Perhaps unusually, asteroid hits are easily blocked by even a minimal shield, and their main game effect is thus to create small gaps in which the shields are weaker than normal. This normally acts to the player's advantage; a common tactic is to send a flurry of laser fire in just behind the asteroid, whereas the game's AI is incapable of doing this intentionally.
10th Jun '16 7:26:16 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** In Episode 5 of ''Anime/MacrossDelta'', Messer, Keith, and Hayate pull off some fancy maneuvers by using their boosters and engines to jump off of the asteroids to move around.

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** In Episode 5 of ''Anime/MacrossDelta'', Messer, Keith, and Hayate pull off some fancy maneuvers by using their boosters and engines to jump off of the asteroids to move around.
9th Jun '16 5:27:20 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''SamuraiJack'' episode "Jack and the Flying Prince and Princess," the titular royal figures evade enemy spaceships by maneuvering through a planetary ring system as an homage to the ''Star Wars'' films.

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* In the ''SamuraiJack'' ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' episode "Jack and the Flying Prince and Princess," the titular royal figures evade enemy spaceships by maneuvering through a planetary ring system as an homage to the ''Star Wars'' films.
9th Jun '16 3:29:47 PM ScorpiusOB1
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* The old arcade game ''SDI - Strategic Defense Initiative''[[note]]The UsefulNotes/MasterSystem version is named ''Global Defense''[[/note]], by Sega, features a stage in the asteroid belt. All those floating rocks, however, are just scenery background that often have bases and/or weapons mounted.

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* The old arcade game ''SDI - Strategic Defense Initiative''[[note]]The UsefulNotes/MasterSystem version is named ''Global Defense''[[/note]], by Sega, features a stage in the asteroid belt. All those floating rocks, however, are just scenery background that often have bases and/or weapons mounted. mounted and can be fired upon (and vice-versa).
* Another old arcade game, ''Xain D'Sleena'', had an asteroid thicket at the beginning of the third stage in space. You can destroy them for extra points while dodging them, but being careful with the nasty SpaceMines scattered among them.
7th Jun '16 8:50:28 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Anime/{{Macross}}'':

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* ''Anime/{{Macross}}'':Though ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' has its share of asteroid belt battles, the asteroids themselves are ''not'' treated as being particularly dangerous obstacles, as even unexceptional pilots are shown to be able to navigate through them fairly smoothly while in the midst of combat.



*** The "rings of Saturn" variation also provided one of the most memorable setpieces for ''Anime/MacrossDoYouRememberLove''. Hikaru and Minmay steal a trainer Valkyrie for a joyride through Saturn's rings, which includes flying through a crapton of debris at one point, culminating in Hikaru kicking off some of the ice and debris from the ring to create a rainbow in space. The rings are also dense enough for [[spoiler: a Zentradi warship to hide within them to capture Hikaru, Minmayu, Roy, Misa and Kaifun.]]
** Though subsequent ''Macross'' series have their share of asteroid belt battles, the asteroids themselves are ''not'' treated as being particularly dangerous obstacles, as even unexceptional pilots are shown to be able to navigate through them fairly smoothly in the middle of a fight. ''Anime/MacrossDelta'' even has a moment where Hayate, Messer, and Keith pull off some fancy maneuvers by using their engines and boosters to "jump" from asteroid to asteroid.

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*** The "rings of Saturn" variation also provided one of the most memorable setpieces for ''Anime/MacrossDoYouRememberLove''. Hikaru and Minmay steal a trainer Valkyrie for a joyride through Saturn's rings, which includes flying through a crapton of debris at one point, culminating in Hikaru kicking off some of the ice and debris from the ring to create a rainbow in space. The rings are also dense enough for [[spoiler: a Zentradi warship to hide within them to capture Hikaru, Minmayu, Minmay, Roy, Misa and Kaifun.]]
Kaifun]].
** Though subsequent ''Macross'' series have their share In Episode 5 of asteroid belt battles, the asteroids themselves are ''not'' treated as being particularly dangerous obstacles, as even unexceptional pilots are shown to be able to navigate through them fairly smoothly in the middle of a fight. ''Anime/MacrossDelta'' even has a moment where Hayate, ''Anime/MacrossDelta'', Messer, Keith, and Keith Hayate pull off some fancy maneuvers by using their engines and boosters and engines to "jump" from asteroid jump off of the asteroids to asteroid.move around.
7th Jun '16 8:39:30 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** Though subsequent ''Macross'' series have their share of asteroid belt battles, the asteroids themselves are ''not'' treated as particularly dangerous obstacles, as even unexceptional pilots are shown to be able to navigate through them fairly smoothly even in the midst of battle. ''Anime/MacrossDelta'' even has a moment where Hayate, Messer, and Keith pull off some fancy maneuvers by using their engines and boosters to "jump" from asteroid to asteroid.

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** Though subsequent ''Macross'' series have their share of asteroid belt battles, the asteroids themselves are ''not'' treated as being particularly dangerous obstacles, as even unexceptional pilots are shown to be able to navigate through them fairly smoothly even in the midst middle of battle.a fight. ''Anime/MacrossDelta'' even has a moment where Hayate, Messer, and Keith pull off some fancy maneuvers by using their engines and boosters to "jump" from asteroid to asteroid.
7th Jun '16 8:33:26 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** Though subsequent ''Macross'' series have more straightforward asteroid belt battles, the asteroids themselves are ''not'' treated as particularly dangerous obstacles, as even unexceptional pilots are shown to be able to navigate through them fairly smoothly. ''Anime/MacrossDelta'' even has a moment where Hayate, Messer, and Keith pull off some fancy maneuvers by using their engines and boosters to "jump" from asteroid to asteroid.

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** Though subsequent ''Macross'' series have more straightforward their share of asteroid belt battles, the asteroids themselves are ''not'' treated as particularly dangerous obstacles, as even unexceptional pilots are shown to be able to navigate through them fairly smoothly.smoothly even in the midst of battle. ''Anime/MacrossDelta'' even has a moment where Hayate, Messer, and Keith pull off some fancy maneuvers by using their engines and boosters to "jump" from asteroid to asteroid.
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